“A defining year for BBC World Service” : Nigel Chapman

The BBC World Service has released its annual Review for 2007-08. The review provides information about its performance during a year of major news events.

“It was a broadcasting year that saw the launch of the first BBC television news channel for a decade, improvements to our future media services, and the retention of our global radio listenership after the large increase of the previous 12 months.In these ways, 2007-08 can be seen as a defining year; we demonstrated our ability to innovate while retaining the affection of audiences, who have been loyal to us for a large part of our history ,” Nigel Chapman , BBC World Service Director said .

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster delivering programmes and services in 33 languages. It uses multiple platforms to reach 182 million listeners globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels. It has around 2,000 partner radio stations which take BBC content, and numerous partnerships supplying content to mobile phones and other wireless handheld devices.

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